AOTY 2019
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - Ba Power
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2015 Ratings: #23 / 772
User Score
Based on 19 ratings
April 24, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

Ba Power is a contemporary ngoni masterclass.

90
Uncut

Ba Power feels like another dramatic leap forward and a further landmark in the integration of African tribal rhythms and western rock’n’roll.

80
musicOMH
It’s the sound of an artist who has achieved a level of mastery of his own instrument and rather than sit still has sought new directions to move in.
80
Spin

Kouyaté offers an even more explicit nod towards Nigeria’s Fela Kuti this time around ... But more idyllic sections resonate, too.

80
The Guardian

A set that succeeds because of Kouyaté’s memorable playing on the attacking Waati or the bluesy Bassekouni, the commanding vocal work of his wife, Amy Sacko, and a fine selection of thoughtful songs.

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Year End Lists

#26/The Quietus
#28/Uncut

Track List

  1. Siran Fen
  2. Musow Fanga
  3. Abé Sumaya
  4. Ayé Sira Bla
  5. Borongoli ma Kununban
  6. Waati
  7. Fama Magni
  8. Te Duniya Laban
  9. Bassekouni
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Added on: April 28, 2015